Updating L7 Filters manually on older firmware

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by gfunk, Oct 17, 2010.

  1. gfunk

    gfunk LI Guru Member

    Hi All,

    I'm using Tomato RAF 1.25.8515.2 on a wrt54gl at a remote location. Being as I can't get to that location until probably April-May to update the firmware to 1.28, is there any way I can update the pp2p and L7 filters manually so that they are most effective?

  2. Porter

    Porter LI Guru Member

    It isn't difficult to change the L7-protocols. All you have to know is how to login via ssh and then use some shell commands to get, extract and replace the patterns. The more important question is whether it really would give you a benifit.

    Those were the most recent L7 protocols I could find: http://sourceforge.net/projects/l7-filter/files/Protocol%20definitions/2009-05-28/l7-protocols-2009-05-28.tar.gz/download.

    As you can see they are over a year old. And looking into the archive I only found 114 patterns whereas Tomato has 146 patterns in /etc/l7-protocols. That really made me wonder...

    Apart from that I couldn't find out which version of the protocols Tomato uses. If I were you I would probably try to find out whether there really are no more recent patterns to use first.

    Good Luck!
  3. Toastman

    Toastman Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    Good point Porter has there.

    Why not just flash the router? It's a difficult choice, but I now flash all remote routers and AP's with Tomato - done it many, many hundreds of times and never had a single issue. I used to worry about it, but now I don't. The secret is not to get impatient, let the upload continue for as long as it takes - on long distance uploads can take 12 - 20 minutes or more. It's probably much less fraught with danger than trying to change L7 filters remotely.

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